RESPONSE PAPER 4
Responseto Glecy Kristine Post
Glecy’spost is an evaluation of a patient who has reported with symptomsassociated with lung cancer. The post seeks to examine the patient’ssymptoms and determine the disease affecting him. The patient underdiscussion is 74 years of age and has been a smoker for 50 years.Glecy can be credited for providing an in-depth description of thepatient’s symptom. Moreover, the post is comprehensive and thelanguage used can be easily understood by the reader (Mannino,2017).The writer has not used a lot of jargon, and the target audience canget a glimpse of the discussion. The post is precise and directlyanswers the question without deviating from the main issues.
Inmy opinion, the symptoms highlighted by the author are a reflectionof a person suffering from lung cancer. Being a smoker, the patientis at a high risk of contracting this disease. From the detailsprovided in the post, it is apparent that the writer has adequateknowledge of the topic she was researching. This emanates from thefact that all the statements in the post have factual evidence. Whilediagnosing the patient, the necessary tests were performed, and thisrules out any possibility of providing subjective information (Han,Dransfield, & Martinez, 2017).I liked the post from the beginning to the end since it wasinteresting to read. The author connects with the target audience. Ifelt engaged throughout the text as Glecy explains how the diseaseaffects the patient and the possible ways of treating the condition.Overall, the post is relevant and can be useful to students who areinterested in understanding what lung cancer entails (McCanceet al, 2014).
Althoughthe post provides crucial information about lung cancer, the authorcan be faulted for not having mentioned the stages through which thedisease progresses. There are four stages of lung cancer, which Glecyhas not discussed. In all the four stages, the disease manifestsitself in various ways. In the first stage, the disease only affectsthe lungs but spreads to other body parts by the fourth stage.
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